Damnably & Vacilando ’68 are proud to bring Tom Brosseau back to London for an exclusive TWO night intimate residency at Moka East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the release of his new album ‘North Dakota Impressions’.
Advance Tickets (on sale 9.00 July 4)
Facebook event here
“North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is
better for it.” – MOJO
“Stop awhile and tune him in.” – Pitchfork
“It’s in the shadows where the sly Brosseau does his best work, transforming earthbound
images into intimations of wonder, giving unremarkable everyday memories a mysterious,
almost haunting poignancy.” – NPR
Tom Brosseau is a North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer who learned to play
acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland,
Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes;
exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin’ Jack
Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Brosseau also sings and plays
guitar with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends.
Tom Brosseau on his background: “I grew up with music in the church, in the school, music
at home. I learned a lot of hymnal and folk songs, both traditional and contemporary, and
since I was influenced by what my grandparents listened to, in a sense I studied the singers
and songwriters of the great American songbook.”
North Dakota Impressions, Tom Brosseau’s new album, is the 3rd in an album trilogy to visit life from a local perspective. Produced by Sean Watkins in Silverlake and Highland Park, Los Angeles, North Dakota Impressions takes the listener on a journey begun with Grass Punks (2014) and Perfect Abandon (2015). A journey through a time that doesn’t clip along uniformly on some common interstate but treads at its own pace on a rural route. More glances, more investigations and introspections, more light, more dark. Memories, imaginings, longings for a place, a home – a hopeful album.
Moka East is a lime green cafe situated on the Greenway cycle path by the Olympic Stadium (London) Marshgate Ln, London E15 2PJ. You can easily cycle there via the canal, greenway & park or those on foot are advised to walk from Pudding Mill Lane which is 5 minutes away.